Tightening Immunization Rules, UEZ & Property Tax Relief for Atlantic City, Improving Medical Marijuana Program, Combating Drug & Heroin Abuse, Caring for Wounded Veterans, Lottery Couriers & Young Driver Safety Top Monday Assembly Committees

(TRENTON) – Legislation to tighten exemptions from mandatory immunizations, bring an Urban Enterprise Zone and property tax relief to Atlantic City, improve the state’s medical marijuana laws, enhance care for wounded veterans, authorize lottery couriers and improve young driver safety are among those highlighting Monday’s Assembly committee meetings.
The meetings are slated to being at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
· A1931 (Conaway) – Clarifies statutory exemptions from mandatory immunizations for students. 10 a.m. Health and Senior Services.
· A3920 (Mazzeo/Andrzejczak) – “Atlantic City Urban Enterprise Zone and Property Tax Relief Act”; creates urban enterprise zone in Atlantic City for 10 years. 1 p.m. Appropriations.
· A4286 (Eustace) – Authorizes transfer of excess medical marijuana inventory between alternative treatment centers; A3726 (Mazzeo/Stender) – Authorizes medical marijuana for qualifying patients with post-traumatic stress disorder; and ACR-224 (Gusciora/Eustace/Tucker) – Determines that certain medical marijuana program regulations are inconsistent with legislative intent. 2 p.m. Regulatory Oversight.
· A3602 (Lagana/Caride/McKeon/Mazzeo/Mukherji) – Implements certain recommendations of the SCI report entitled “Scenes from an Epidemic” concerning prescription drug and heroin abuse. 1 p.m. Appropriations.
· A3552 (Mazzeo/Andrzejczak/Wilson/Mukherji/Benson) – Creates financial planning assistance program for disabled veterans and their caregivers; and A3554 (Mazzeo/Andrzejczak/Wilson/Mukherji/Benson) – Increases income eligibility cap to receive respite care for certain veterans. 1 p.m. Appropriations.
· A4018 (Burzichelli) – Authorizes operation of lottery courier services. 10 a.m. Tourism, Gaming and The Arts.
· A3276 (Mazzeo) – “Mainland Memoriam Act”; directs MVC to create graduated driver’s license informational material to be distributed by motor vehicle dealers. 1 p.m. Appropriations.
· The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee at 1 p.m. will receive testimony on hydrogen fuel cell technology, including experts on hydrogen fuel cell technology, representatives from manufacturers of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and companies which have deployed hydrogen fuel.
· A3975 (Vainieri Huttle/Lampitt/Garcia/Eustace/Mosquera/Sumter) – Prohibits transfer of individuals with developmental disabilities from out-of-State to in-State placements if written objection provided and one or more condition exists. 1 p.m. Appropriations.
· A358 (Caputo) – Establishes certain specifications for NJ Sports and Exposition Authority sale or lease of Meadowlands Racetrack. 10 a.m. Tourism, Gaming and The Arts.
· A3723 (Conaway/Mukherji/Sumter/Jimenez) – Requires certain drug treatment programs operating in State correctional facilities or county jails to offer medication-assisted treatment; permits successful completion of special probation drug court program notwithstanding use of medication-assisted treatment; and A3955 (Conaway/Benson/Vainieri Huttle/Sumter/Mukherji) – Requires development and maintenance of database to advise public about open bed availability in residential substance use disorders treatment facilities. 1 p.m. Appropriations.
· A-1819 (Wilson/Wimberly) – Clarifies that compensation may be paid for expenses related to service animals required due to injuries resulting from crime against victim. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A-1969 (Wilson) – Establishes offense of criminal mischief committed on historical sites. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A-4147 (Andrzejczak) – Establishes a gross income tax credit for certain firefighter training graduates. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A235 (Gusciora/Singleton/Lagana) – Provides that strangulation of victim resulting in bodily injury during commission of act of domestic violence constitutes aggravated assault. 1 p.m. Appropriations.
· A-230 (Gusciora/Moriarty) – Enacts “Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act.” 10 a.m. Consumer Affairs.
· A-3405 (Gusciora/Oliver/Giblin) – Prohibits purchase of certain items by scrap metal businesses. 10 a.m. Consumer Affairs.
· A-1972 (Wilson/Garcia) – Enhances penalties for false incrimination and making fictitious reports. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A4202 (Caputo/Taliaferro/Jasey/Vainieri Huttle) – Requires NJ State Council on Arts to establish “Artist District” designation and select certain municipalities or areas within municipalities for such designation. 10 a.m. Tourism, Gaming and The Arts.
· A2346 (Gusciora/Sumter/Wimberly/Benson) – Directs NJEDA to establish pilot program to assist with permit and approval process related to redevelopment of certain properties. 1 p.m. Appropriations.
· A-1436 (Caride/Mosquera) – Authorizes Attorney General to coordinate statewide law enforcement efforts against opioid drug abuse. 2 p.m. Law and Public Safety.
· A660 (Eustace/Benson/Mazzeo/Johnson/Coughlin) – Concerns reviews of State’s economic development incentives. 1 p.m. Appropriations.
· A3084 (Tucker/Caputo/Giblin/Vainieri Huttle/Wimberly) – Increases personal needs allowance to at least $50 for low-income persons residing in certain facilities. 1 p.m. Appropriations.
· The Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee at 2 p.m. will hear testimony concerning distressed properties and potential solutions.